NEW YORK, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cumulus Media’s Westwood One, the official audio partner of the NCAA, will broadcast the 2022 Women’s College World Series (WCWS), which will again be held at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Westwood One will air every WCWS match starting Thursday, June 2 with the preliminary rounds, when eight teams face off in a double-elimination format. The two survivors of the group will meet in a best-of-three series starting Wednesday, June 8 to determine the NCAA champion.
|2022 COLLEGE WOMEN’S WORLD SERIES – PRELIMINARY GAMES|
|• Thursday June 2||Texas vs. UCLA||12:00 p.m. ET|
|• Thursday June 2||Northwest vs. Oklahoma||2:30 p.m. ET|
|• Thursday June 2||Oregon State vs. Florida||7:00 p.m. ET|
|• Thursday June 2||Arizona vs. Oklahoma State||9:30 p.m. ET|
|• Friday, June 3||Game #5||7:00 p.m. ET|
|• Friday, June 3||Game #6||9:30 p.m. ET|
|• Saturday June 4||Game #7||3:00 p.m. ET|
|• Saturday June 4||Game #8||7:00 p.m. ET|
|• Sunday June 5||Game #9||3:00 p.m. ET|
|• Sunday June 5||Game #10||7:00 p.m. ET|
|• Monday, June 6||Game #11||12:00 p.m. ET|
|• Monday, June 6||Game #12||2:30 p.m. ET (if needed)|
|• Monday, June 6||Game #13||7:00 p.m. ET|
|• Monday, June 6||Game #14||9:30 p.m. ET (if needed)|
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES 2022 – CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES|
|• Wednesday, June 8||Final Match #1||8:15 p.m. ET|
|• Thursday, June 9||Final Game #2||7:15 p.m. ET|
|• Friday June 10||Final Match #3||8:15 p.m. ET (if needed)|
Broadcast teams for the series will include Ryan Radtke and Chris Plank as play-by-play announcers; Former Oklahoma and Team USA outfielder Destinee Martinez and Hall of Famer Leah (O’Brien) Amico will serve as analysts. Amico was a three-time WCWS Champion in Arizona and a three-time US Softball Olympic Gold Medalist. She still holds the NCAA record for the highest single-tournament batting average, hitting .750 in 1994.
Where to listen
Westwood One’s full coverage of the NCAA Women’s College World Series can be heard on Westwood One’s terrestrial affiliates and via SiriusXM.
The shows will also stream online for free at westwoodonesports.com. Additionally, the shows will be available for free through the NCAA Women’s College World Series app or The Varsity Network app. Fans can also access live audio through Alexa-enabled devices by asking “Open Westwood One Sports”. TuneIn.com premium subscribers can also hear all the action live.
Westwood One broadcasts some of the most exciting sporting events across multiple audio platforms. In addition to the Men’s and Women’s College World Series, Westwood One is also the exclusive provider of NCAA basketball, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championships and the Final Four; the men’s and women’s Frozen Four; and the men’s and women’s lacrosse championships. Westwood One has been the exclusive radio partner of the NFL since 1987. Westwood One also distributes and represents CBS Sports Radio. For more information, please visit www.westwoodonesports.com.
About Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-focused media company that delivers premium content to more than a quarter of a billion people every month, wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 406 owned-and-operated radio stations in 86 markets; features national sports, news, talk and entertainment programming from iconic brands like the NFL, NCAA, Masters, CNN, AP, Academy of Country Music Awards and many other class partners worldwide among more than 9,500 affiliates. stations via Westwood One, America’s largest audio network; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of smart, entertaining and engaging original podcasts. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through digital, mobile, social and voice-enabled broadcast and on-demand platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to offer advertisers local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being, and equity to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million students- athletes every year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and participating in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in the NCAA Championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as Official Corporate Champions and the following elite corporations as Official Corporate Partners: Aflac, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Geico, Great Clips, Invesco, LG, Marriott Bonvoy , Nabisco, Nissan, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, Unilever and Wendy’s.
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